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Letter ReferenceLetters/320
Epistolary Type
Letter Date15 November 1888
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address To
Who ToIsaline Philpot
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 147
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When Cronwright-Schreiner prepared The Letters of Olive Schreiner, with few exceptions he then destroyed her originals. However, some people gave him copies and kept the originals or demanded the return of these; and when actual Schreiner letters can be compared with his versions, his have omissions, distortions and bowdlerisations. Where Schreiner originals have survived, these will be found in the relevant collections across the OSLO website. There is however a residue of some 587 items in The Letters for which no originals are extant. They are included here for sake of completeness. However, their relationship to Schreiners actual letters cannot now be gauged, and so they should be read with caution for the reasons given.
1To Mrs J. H. Philpot.
2Alassio, 15th Nov.
4I wish I could be as well anywhere in England as I am anywhere out of
5it. I was quite well when I lived with my brother in his great warm
6comfortable house, but when I live by myself I seem to break down. I
7can't make it out. ... It's not raining to-day, and I'm going to rush
8about on the sand on the seashore a little. There are no respectable
9people here, it doesn't matter how one dresses; it’s delightful! (My
10bill is only 35s. a week, everything included.)